Annual General Meeting 2019


As our community grows, Jewish Federation is becoming increasingly sophisticated — both in planning for our community’s future, and in generating the funds to meet community needs today, tomorrow and for years to come.


Together, we have raised an incredible $14.6 million for our community!


  • $7.8 million for programs delivered by partner agencies locally and in Israel
  • $4.5 million in contributions to endowments at the Jewish Community Foundation
  • $2.3 million in special project funding to meet high priority community needs


Thank you and todah rabah!


Join us at our Annual General Meeting to celebrate our community’s commitment to tzedakah and to honour community volunteers and professionals who are concluding their terms of service. The Annual General Meeting will include the election of the Board of Directors.


Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

King David High School | 5718 Willow Street


We will be honouring our volunteer leaders and outgoing communal professionals for their contributions to Jewish Federation and to the community.


  Karen James, our Board chair, is finishing her term and we are proud to honour her and her many accomplishments.
  Stephen Gaerber will receive the Arthur Fouks Award, which recognizes leaders who demonstrate dedication to the goals and principles of Jewish Federation and who provide outstanding leadership to the Annual Campaign.
  Megan Laskin will receive the Elaine Charkow Award for ongoing Women's Philanthropy leadership and outstanding involvement in the Annual Campaign.
  Sam Heller, executive director of Hillel BC, will receive the Young Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in the Jewish community.
  Jason Murray, outgoing chair of the Local Partnership Council of our advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
  Richard Fruchter, CEO of Jewish Family Services.

  Rabbi Abramchik and Rabbi Kamin, rosh yeshiva of Pacific Torah Institute
  Cathy Lowenstein, head of school at Vancouver Talmud Torah.
  Ambassador Barkan, will be attending the AGM as part of his last visit to Vancouver before he completes his term as Israel’s Ambassador to Canada.